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WisdomTree Expands Crypto Offerings in Europe, Launching Cardano, Polkadot & Solana ETPs

Nicholas Otieno   Mar 30, 2022 04:20 2 Min Read


   

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., a New York-based exchange-traded fund and exchange-traded product provider and asset manager, announced on Tuesday that it has launched three new crypto exchange-traded products (ETPs) backed by Solana (SOL), Cardano (ADA), and Polkadot (DOT) in Europe.

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The three new physically-backed cryptos ETPs include WisdomTree Solana (SOLW), WisdomTree Cardano (ADAW), and WisdomTree Polkadot (DOTW). WisdomTree said that it designed the ETPs to provide investors in Europe with another option to enable them to gain exposure to the price of Polkadot, Solana, and Cardano via regulated exchanges.

The firm disclosed that it has listed the three ETPs on major European digital exchanges, including Deutsche Boerse’s Xetra, the Swiss SIX exchange, and the Swiss Stock Exchange. WisdomTree further stated that it plans to list the crypto ETPs on the pan-European exchange Euronext to be available in Amsterdam and Paris at the end of the month.

DOTW, ADAW, and SOLW have a total expense ratio of 0.95% and are available for sale in most of the European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, WisdomTree said.

Alexis Marinof, WisdomTree’s Head of Europe, talked about the development and stated that the new offering aims to meet the rising demand from institutional investors to diversify their crypto portfolio. “While Bitcoin and Ethereum grab the headlines, altcoins are now viable options for many institutional investors, providing more options to diversify their crypto holdings just like they would with any other asset class,” Marinof elaborated.

Supporting Investors on Their Journey into Digital Assets

Listing crypto ETPs on stock exchanges has continued to open up more access points for investors to conveniently trade cryptocurrencies. Since WisdomTree launched its digital assets platform in 2019, the company has witnessed a lot of development in the space. The continued product launch represents the growing acceptance of crypto, the evolving European regulatory landscape, and demonstrates that digital assets are here to stay.

In November last year, WisdomTree launched three crypto basket exchange-traded products in Europe. The firm listed the three crypto ETPs (the WisdomTree Crypto Market (BLOC), WisdomTree Crypto Altcoins (WALT), and WisdomTree Crypto Mega Cap Equal Weight (MEGA) on Swiss stock exchange SIX and Frankfurt-based Börse Xetra.

BLOC offers exposure to the most established crypto assets such as Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin. WALT is focused on altcoins such as Cardano, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Polkadot, and Solana. MEGA focuses solely on Bitcoin and Ether as the market’s two “mega-cap” assets.

The funds are passported for sale across 12 European Union countries plus Switzerland and Norway.

In June last year, WisdomTree listed its physically-backed Bitcoin and Ether ETPs on Euronext exchanges in Paris and Amsterdam. The move came after the firm listed such products on Germany’s Börse Xetra and SIX, the Swiss Stock Exchange.


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